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Full user review
"Much promise, less delivery."
Good idea! Looks good. And it's free.
The overall look and feel of the GUI is not too complex, any medium experienced user of a computer can use it. The results after a scan for available updates might result in a long list and could be considered somewhat overwhelming at first.
The list is neatly categorized in different sections of your hardware that needs updated drivers.
There's a back-up option when you try to install the new drivers, please use this option at all times.
Within the program you can specify into which location on your computer back-up's should be stored. I.e. you could use an external hard drive for this to keep the back-up on another location instead of your system's hard drive.
The available updates list can change over night. With no actual new drivers in it. It's more like a deja vu and makes one wonder if the previous updates were even installed in the first place.
Back-up and restore? Yeah, that would be nice. Unfortunately this doesn't work 100%, which is needed. I had to redownload and reinstall some drivers for some of my hardware to get it working again. SlimDrivers made a mess of restoring.
It's free, but not free of ads. Nothing wrong with adds, but the way it's displayed was kind of annoying. Not a big problem, just annoying. Biggest problem is of course the malfunctioning of accurate restoring of drivers.
Promises a lot, and seems to deliver. But, it certainly fails on key components.
I wonder if it updated anything at all, I felt more like doing updates for the list in the program itself instead for my system. The list of available updates can change from 100% up to date to a list of driver updates that have already been installed (i.e. same driver versions and version update dates).
I only found out it has updated my drivers after an attempt to restore them; SlimDrivers failed to restore some drivers, leaving a mess on my system.
A lesson learned; don't mess with programs that promises to do the work for you, always do it yourself.